Moraine Valley's International Student Affairs department has been helping international students since 1989 and is an excellent place to begin your studies in the United States.

在冰碛谷社区学院, students have opportunities to improve their English, 取得学位和证书课程的成功, 转学到顶尖大学, and pursue career pathways through local internships. Students enjoy a beautiful, tree-lined campus that is within easy access of Chicago by public transportation. Chicago is the third-largest city in the United States and is home to some of the nation’s most prestigious universities. Moraine Valley students benefit from transfer agreements between the college and many renowned local universities

体验全面的学术课程, small class sizes and access to our outstanding facilities, hi-tech classrooms, 多元化的校园环境.

Milica Jovisic

Milica J.

Serbia

“I did some research and found Moraine Valley to be familiar with students from all over the world because it has an international student program. 这就是我选择这所大学的原因.”

SP '15校友感言计划-吴素敏

Sumin OH

South Korea

“冰碛谷社区学院改变了我的生活. Not only was I able to start my education again, but I also had great experiences. […] It is a good starting point for international students because the school provides a great deal of information about universities that students can transfer to […] The school also has a good English program.”

On average

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学生与教师的课堂比例

More than

48

校园代表的国家

Over

130

学位和证书课程

Why Moraine Valley

International students can complete their first two years of study at Moraine Valley for virtually any bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college, or university. Each of the Moraine Valley’s associate degrees — Associate in Arts (A.A.),理学副学士(理学学士).S.)、通识副学士(文科学士).G.S.),工程科学副学士
(A.E.S.)及美术副学士(文学学士).F.A.)—are a combination of core general education courses and major-specific electives.

确保顺利转入四年制学校
Students who know their intended transfer institution are advised to meet with an academic advisor each semester to create a detailed education plan that will make the transfer process simple and easy. 

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TRANSFER DEGREES

了解更多关于转会过程的信息

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

探索超过130个不同的学位和证书

Social Activities

The International Ambassadors organization at Moraine Valley provides social and cultural activities, parties, trips and events. 这些活动包括:

  • 滑雪旅行,徒步旅行,自然之旅
  • Leadership training
  • Tours of Chicago
  • Visits to museums
  • 餐馆和外出就餐
  • Sporting events
  • 校园里的野餐和聚会
  • Interactions with students from more than 40 countries

The Student Life Office at Moraine Valley provides the opportunity to participate in other Moraine Valley student clubs and organizations. 有超过25个俱乐部可以加入,包括:

  • Student Government
  • Engineering Club
  • Entertainment Club
  • Student Newspaper
  • Choir
  • Jazz Band
  • Sailing Club
  • Ecology club…and more

Sports are also are offered at Moraine Valley and international students are encouraged to participate. Competitive athletics for men include basketball, baseball, soccer, cross country and golf. Women’s sports include tennis, softball, soccer, cross country, and volleyball. Moraine Valley offers state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for student use. 学生还可以享受健身中心, 包括舞蹈工作室吗, tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer field, and more.

美术和表演艺术中心 offers professional artistic productions including art shows, theatrical performances, lectures, musical and dance recitals, comedic performances, 和其他愉快的娱乐机会. 除了举办学生表演, our 600-seat theater hosts nationally celebrated artists and musicians for community events.

Support Services

Moraine Valley’s 强化英语课程 提供全日制英语教学;

  • 每周五天,周一到周五
  • Full-time instruction, 20 hours of classroom instruction weekly
  • 经验丰富的教练关心你的成功
  • 三个级别:初级、中级和高级
  • Listening, speaking, grammar, writing, and reading skills taught at all levels
  • 免费辅导和额外练习
  • 综合语言实验室

Moraine Valley does not require TOEFL for students who apply for the 强化英语课程. A comprehensive placement test is required upon arrival to determine the level of study that is appropriate.

Students whose test results show placement in Level 3 IELP (advanced-level courses) may be allowed, 在导师的同意下, 报名参加一门额外的大学课程. 成功完成三级IELP课程后, students make progress into regular academic courses without having to take a TOEFL exam.

At Moraine Valley, students receive personal attention to ensure academic success. 在学院的学术技能中心, students can obtain free tutoring and help in English, mathematics, physics, accounting, chemistry, and other subjects. 为了方便,该中心每周开放五天.

The Office of International Student Affairs has specially trained staff members who are available to assist international students during the enrollment process. The ISA staff understands the challenges that international students experience while living and studying in a different culture. Students receive personal support with academic concerns, adjustment, immigration issues, housing, academic progress, 以及个人/职业问题.

Moraine Valley counselors and advisors also provide individual appointments and special workshops related to educational advising and career planning. Advisors assist international students with selecting transfer universities that best suit their professional interests. After graduation, advisors and ISA staff help facilitate the transfer process.

Moraine Valley counselors and advisors also provide special workshops to help you succeed. They also are available to assist with your educational advising and career planning. They may help you to do research about your career interests and can assist you to choose a university if you want to transfer.

Admission Process

新的国际申请人

To apply to Moraine Valley as a new international student, or an international student who is not currently on an F1 visa, students must submit a:

  • Register to 进入冰碛谷申请人门户网站 并完成国际学生申请
  • Submit a High School Completion Certificate and Academic Records
    Students must provide official high school records verifying the completion of secondary education requirements. If documents are in a foreign language, and official English translation must be submitted.
  • 提供护照复印件
    只需要传记那一页. 
  • 提交英语水平证明(可选) 
    If students have 托福成绩达到71分或以上; or an IELTS score of 5.5 or higher, they may be eligible for exemption from our English placement test. Students are encouraged to submit an official copy of English proficiency scores with their application.
  • Financial Documents
    The students’ Financial Sponsor must also submit a bank letter showing a minimum balance of $22,620. The financial documents must be in English and dated within 6 months of the beginning of the semester you are applying for.
    请访问我们的学费信息了解更多详情.
  • 支付25美元的申请费,不可退还. This fee must be paid using a credit or bank card at the time of application. If you are not able to pay the application fee with a credit card, you must contact international-admissions@gamentors.com 作出其他安排. Your application will not be considered until you pay the application fee.

Please make sure all required sections of the application are complete and any required documents are submitted. 

International Transfer Applicants in the United States

Transfer Students
If students are already studying in the US on an F1 visa and wish to transfer to 冰碛谷社区学院, 他们必须提交以下材料:

  • Register to 进入冰碛谷申请人门户网站 并完成国际学生申请
  • Submit a High School Completion Certificate and Academic Records
    Students must provide official high school records verifying the completion of secondary education requirements. If documents are in a foreign language, and official English translation must be submitted.
  • 提供护照复印件
    需要简历页和签证页. 
  • University Transcripts
    Students must provide transcripts indicating their level of study and student status.
  • 提交英语水平证明(可选) 
    If students have 托福成绩达到71分或以上; or an IELTS score of 5.5 or higher, they may be eligible for exemption from our English placement test. Students are encouraged to submit an official copy of English proficiency scores with their application.
    ** Transfer students with college-level coursework may be exempt as well.
  • Financial Documents
    The students’ Financial Sponsor must also submit a bank letter showing a minimum balance of $22,620. The financial documents must be in English and dated within 6 months of the beginning of the semester you are applying for.
    请访问我们的学费信息了解更多详情.
  • Copies of I-20 Form(s)
    You must submit copies of your I-20 form(s) from your current school and any previous school you might have attended in the USA.
  • 支付25美元的申请费,不可退还. This fee must be paid using a credit or bank card at the time of application. If you are not able to pay the application fee with a credit card, you must contact international-admissions@gamentors.com 作出其他安排. Your application will not be considered until you pay the application fee.

新生(美国以外)

学生签证和I-20表格
Once issued an I-20 form from Moraine Valley, students will need to visit a U.S. Embassy, or Consulate, to obtain an F-1 student visa. This document is proof that a student has been officially admitted to a college or university and it is needed to obtain the correct non-immigrant visa.

Students must make an appointment with the closest U.S. 大使馆或领事馆申请F-1学生签证. There may be special fees, interview procedures, and processing times. 学生们应该联系美国大学.S. Embassy, or Consulate, in the most convenient location. Students may find locations for student visa issuance at the U.S. 美国国务院网站.

准备美国大使馆的面试

  • Students must be able to prove to the US Embassy or Consular officials that they can afford education in the USA. Students should be prepared to bring current financial support documents to prove that they, their family, or sponsor has enough money to support them during their studies. Consular officials may ask for information related to a student’s academic background to determine if the student has adequate preparation for an academic program in the USA.
  • Students may be asked to provide information about their family, parents’ occupation, employer, property ownership, or other evidence of family connections to a home country. Information that might demonstrate opportunities after degree completion could be helpful in such situations. Student applicants may be asked to demonstrate ties to their home country and why they plan to return.
  • All students should be prepared to discuss the reasons for choosing Moraine Valley and their academic goals. Visa officials may wish to discuss the decision process to ensure that the student is prepared for an academic program in the USA. It is recommended that student applicants be prepared, honest, and friendly.

After receiving a student visa, students are allowed to enter the United States up to 30 days 在学期开始之前. However, Moraine Valley may not be able to assist new students with overseas arrivals or housing if before specified arrival dates. Students who choose to arrive early must make their own arrangements for arrival and housing. We are prepared to assist students with arrival and housing ONLY 在预定的到达日期.

Students are required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service to report to the college by the date shown on the I-20 form. This date is usually the first date of the required 面向国际学生 Program.

转学生(美国境内)

After receiving acceptance into a program at Moraine Valley, students must submit the following documents to the Designated School Official (DSO) at their current institution:

  • Acceptance Letter
    Present a copy to the DSO of the current institution with the International Student SEVIS Transfer Form.
  • 国际学生SEVIS转学表
    ISA staff will issue a transfer form with the acceptance letter. 两者都必须提交给DSO.

Once both of these forms are submitted and the record is transferred to ISA staff, 新的I-20可以在冰碛谷上车, 或者邮寄到学生现在的地址.

Change of Status Students

NOTE: 在美国境内更改签证身份.S. is currently under review by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. Students may wish to consider traveling home to obtain the F-1 student visa prior to studying. Applications to change status typically take 4-12 months to process. The following is for your general advice and information only. You may wish to consult an experienced immigration attorney as well.

截至2002年4月12日,在美国的申请人.S. on the tourist/business visa B1/B2 may NOT enroll in school until AFTER the application to change to student visa status is approved and received back from the U.S. 公民及移民服务局. 其他签证持有人(J、H、M等.) may be allowed to enroll after submitting the application and must be aware of and comply with all student visa regulations while the application is pending. Please consult the Moraine Valley Office of International Student Affairs regarding your specific requirements.

  • Students who are already in the United States and wish to become a student must have a current legal passport (not expired), and must provide the college with photocopies of the passport data pages, visa, and the white I-94 card issued at entry to verify current legal status.
  • Students who will not travel outside the U.S. prior to enrollment, and who have a B visa, J visa, H签证或其他合法身份, and have been issued the Form I-20 by Moraine Valley, 应该处理I-539表格吗, 申请延长/更改美国签证状态.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in a timely way to maintain legal standing.
  • 表格I-539可以从 U.S. 公民及移民服务局 website. 目前提交此申请的费用为370美元.
  • Applicants who are attempting to change status in the U.S. are advised to file their applications within the 45-day period prior to the current status expiration date as shown on your I-94 card.
  • The timing of change-of-status applications to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is crucial. Do not overstay your current visa status without traveling outside the U.S. or submitting an application for an extension or change to the appropriate office while your current visa status is still valid. This is absolutely crucial; applicants who overstay the current visa status are ineligible for a change.

Please feel free to contact the international student services specialist to discuss this matter or for more information regarding this procedure if you are currently in the U.S.

 

Students should review costs carefully and be prepared for the expense of living and studying in the USA. The estimated costs presented to students represent the minimum estimate of expenses for an academic year from August through May. This estimate does not include the summer semester or other expenses such as additional coursework, entertainment, travel, clothing, medicine, automobiles, special recreation, and leisure activities. Actual tuition and other expenses could be higher and are subject to change. ISA staff continually update costs as up-to-date information becomes available.  

Estimate of Expenses

Tuition Payment
Tuition may be paid with cash, credit card, traveler’s check, certified international bank check, U.S. 银行个人支票,或电汇. 您可以下载电汇表格 here. For new students, tuition is paid during the week of arrival as part of the orientation process. Students must have full access to their financial accounts and have funds available upon arrival to the USA. To make a pre-payment of estimated tuition and fees before arrival, 请参阅我们网页上的电汇表格. The actual cost of tuition and fees may be affected by the amount/ type of courses selected. Tuition, fees, books, supplies, and other expenses are due one semester at a time. 生活费用不支付给学院.

学分和课程注册
International students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester to maintain legal full-time status according to U.S. government regulations. The exact schedule of classes and costs are determined after students complete placement testing and select classes.  Intensive English level 1 requires 13 credit hours of enrollment, so the tuition estimate is calculated at 25 minimum credit hours for an academic year.

面向国际学生

All new students are required to attend the 面向国际学生 Program. This week-long program provides international students with information to help with the transition to Moraine Valley. Students are provided with information about living in the community, 美国学制, 在冰碛谷提供的学术课程, 以及班级注册要求.

在国际学生迎新期间, international students are comprehensively tested in areas ranging from language ability to math and science. 测试完成后, students are given individual appointments with advisors to discuss test results and class placement. Students who do not meet university-level English language requirements are placed in the 强化英语课程. Students who do meet English language requirements are assisted with registration for regular academic coursework. Orientation also includes social activities and sightseeing opportunities. 

拿到I-20要多久?
当收到申请时, it must be reviewed by a professional admissions staff member and documents are checked for accuracy and eligibility criteria. The application is usually reviewed within 10-15 business days after it is received in our office.

After the review, applicants are notified by letter of the admissions decision. If you are an overseas applicant, you should expect to receive your answer from us within two weeks. Local applicants within the United States will usually be notified sooner.

The use of e-mail has reduced the length of time applicants may have to wait to hear from us. However, it is important to understand that verification of foreign documents requires a more complicated process and applicants need to plan ahead to schedule their admissions and start date accordingly.

如果你被批准入学, you will receive the Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility to attend 冰碛谷社区学院. If you are not approved, you will be notified of the reason. Contact an international student services specialist for information.

我可以先提交一些文件,后提交一些吗?
Students who submit incomplete applications and are expecting a partial review of these documents cannot be accommodated with a document-by-document evaluation. The requirements for application are clear, and students must comply with these. When a complete application is submitted, you can expect a more timely review and response. 如果提交了不完整的申请, you will be notified of this determination and your admission will be delayed. It is recommended that you submit all your required documents together to ensure a timely and efficient processing of your application.

如果有问题你会通知我吗?
Yes, a notification email will be sent out and will inform you if there is a missing or incomplete document. You can expect to receive this email within 10-15 business days of submitting your application packet to us.

你能给我发邮件谈谈我的申请吗?
We will not e-mail you immediately, but we are happy to respond to your questions by e-mail. However, please do not e-mail us about the status of your application until we have time to review your documents. 在两周的复习期之后, you may wish to contact us to request an update on the status of your application. 如对您的申请有任何疑问,请与我们联系 international-admissions@gamentors.com.

我能在上课前早点到吗?
You are allowed to arrive up to 30 days before classes begin. However, we do not provide airport pick up service or host home placements until the week before 面向国际学生 begins. The Arrival Dates recommended for each semester will be included in your acceptance letter.

我已经在这个国家了,我想注册. What should I do?
如果你在美国, 你已经有自己的房子了, or you will be assisted in your housing by a local relative, we may invite you to come in and take your required English tests before the 面向国际学生. Contact an international student services specialist to notify them of your early arrival in the area and they will schedule an early test and advising appointment.

International Student Affairs provides assistance to international students arriving in the community. For international students participating in the International Host Home Program, ISA staff can help make arrangements with host home families.

Housing Assistance
International Student Affairs offers housing assistance to international students. To meet student needs, the Host Home Program allows students to rent a room in the home of a local community member. Many new students take advantage of the Host Home Program to help during the adjustment period of studying in the United States. ISA also provides assistance in locating apartments for students who prefer to live more independently. In either case, the International Student Housing Specialist provides support with locating accommodations. You can download the Incoming Student Housing Application here.

Host Home Program
Living with a host family allows students to experience life with an American family and develop lasting relationships. 寄宿家庭提供支持, friendly atmosphere to help international students adjust to the community. 学生谁要求的好处 Host Home Program 享受带家具的家的便利, private bedroom, laundry facilities, television, and other appliances. Moraine Valley hosts live in communities near the college and students use the public bus system to travel to the college.

Apartments
Many apartments are within walking distance of the college, or along local bus routes. Apartment price ranges vary with the level of accommodation. Moraine Valley’s International Student Housing Specialist provides roommate referral services for students looking to share living expenses. New students who wish to rent an apartment are provided with housing assistance and ongoing support, but apartment complexes do not have college affiliation.

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